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Leo is a transgender boy. He was born female but knew from a very young age that his body didn’t fit his gender identity. At age 11, his name was changed by deed poll and he started seeing a gender specialist to help with his transition, at 12 he began taking hormone blockers to halt the puberty which had begun to distress him. He is now 15 and preparing to start taking testosterone to continue his puberty as a male.
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Commissioner Conversations: BBC
Using clips to illustrate key successful moments, the BBC commissioners explain their priorities - what types of shows they are looking for, what works - including casting, storyline, format, duration, tone, marketing - and the most effective way to approach the channels. Video: Podcast: This session began with a presentation by Changemaker 15 year old Leo Waddell, participant in the award-winning documentary ‘ I am Leo’. Video: Podcast: